A while back I was contacted by Easy Canvas Prints to try out their product. It came at a great time, as Isaac’s first birthday was approaching and we were going to have a photo session to document the wonderful time. It didn’t take long to get the pictures back, but we kind of didn’t get around to picking out our favorite one to have put on canvas. Finally, however, I got off my haunches and picked the picture that I wanted put to canvas.
Looking at their website you can see they claim that they put your picture to canvas in 4 easy steps. I can officially vouch that their statement is very true. Once I actually sat down and started the process I think I was done in about 3 or 4 minutes. The thing that took the longest was uploading the photo to the site (which wasn’t a shock since the photo is about 3-4 megs). The remaining steps were uber-easy.
While you’re picking the size, border, etc it shows you the price of everything, with a running total up at the top right. It’s pretty nifty and will show you if you’re getting too fancy and out of your price range. Also, when you’re configuring your picture you can move it around on the simulated canvas until it’s just like you want it. I ordered my free 8×10 and got it in the mail soon thereafter.
I have to say, I wasn’t really sure how I was going to feel about the picture on canvas since, you know, canvas is kind of rough. Once it arrived, though, it looks pretty cool.
Sure when you get up close you can see it’s on canvas and the texture that goes along with it, but it’s a really clean print on the canvas so it doesn’t really matter.
And when you’re back at a normal distance it looks like it’s just a regular painting or photo.
What I REALLY like about it is that they give you the option to make the sides of the canvas a continuation of the picture, wrapping the picture all the way around. It’s not the only way you can do it, but I think it looks pretty cool (which is why I got that style).
You can also get the image mirrored down the side or just a solid color, but whatever.
I can honestly say that I really like the finished product we got and it’s hanging above our mantle. I do wish I’d paid to get something a little bigger because our mantle kind of engulfs the picture. The prices originally seemed kind of steep to me, but I’ve never priced anything like these before. Then I started doing “The Google” and found that their prices are right in line (and when they’re on sale like they are now, cheaper) with their competition.
So I’ll tell you this. It’s good quality, it’s easy to do and it’s a good price. If it matches the feel of your house/room then I’d say go for it. Plus, with their 50% off offer I’d say it’s a really good deal.
Disclosure: I received a free 8×10 canvas in exchange for the ad that is placed on the side of the site and I added this review in. I figure if you’re going to see an ad for it you may as well know if I like it.